Blue Jays employ long ball to grab series split in Tampa

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 8, 2022, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Their magic number is down to five after a 7-1 win Sunday over the Rays secured a four-game weekend split at Tropicana Field, the soul-less circus tent where so many Blue Jays dreams have gone to die.

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